At the end of each month, I see an abundance (it's a funny word, abundance. I don't know why. I remember the exact English lesson in which I learnt it and since then it has just stuck. Anyway...). At the end of each month, I see an abundance of *insert month* favourites popping up on my Bloglovin dashboard or in my YouTube subscriptions.
Don't get me wrong, I love looking at what types of things people have been loving; it gives me ideas for things to try. But I ask myself each and every month, how on earth do people have a bunch of favourite things every single month?!? Am I the only one who uses the same things for a good few months? That is probably because once I find something that is a 'favourite' I usually end up sticking with it as I don't see the point in moving onto another thing.
So I thought I'd share a bunch of things that I've been loving over the past few months. It would be pretty ironic if a few days after writing this, I have a complete change of heart and end up absolutely loving a bunch of other things. Oh well, I don't plan on doing monthly favourites, they may be more like 'here is a collection of things that I've been loving for x amount of time' ... or the easier title of 'recent favourites'.
1. Dry Brushing
Wow. Just wow. I'd heard of dry brushing a while back but thought it would be painful, scratching a brush against dry skin. But, I picked up this amazing brush in boots a few months ago and I'm so happy I did! This little baby is used about 3-4 times a week, a whole lot more than when I just used normal body scrubs, and my skin is looking and feeling pretty darn good since I started. I'll let you read about the benefits of dry brushing here, but I will say that it's so much easier to exfoliate as there is no mess - unlike when using sugar scrubs.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been a favourite of mine for a while but over the past few months I've started using it as a hair treatment and ooo my hair feels so soft after doing so. Typically, I try to apply it once a week, but sometimes I forget, and I usually put it on in the morning then leave it on all day with my hair tied up in a bun whilst I lounge around all day (like most days).
3. Tea Tree Oil
Speaking of things to help the hair, I've recently been adding a drop of tea tree oil to my shampoo about once or twice a week. Tea tree oil helps with hair growth, hair fallout and dry scalps. We all suffer with our little problems and I suffer with a dry scalp (thanks genes) but I've noticed quite an improvement since using it and I don't have so much hair fallout when I brush my hair.
4. Tangle Teezer
Following swiftly on, once again, with another hair favourite...the tangle teezer. Yes, I'm well aware that I'm like 3 years late to the hype but at least I joined aye? This little beauty has been a god send in the 'breezy' weather of Britain. I also find it so much easier to keep clean than a regular brush, which is fantastic because loose hairs literally make my skin crawl (even more so when they are wet loose hairs, urgh)
5. Slip On Plimsolls
I have been living in these for the past 2 months, they are so darn comfy! They are perfect summer footwear for people like me, who don't like showing a whole lot of their feet. They are comfy, practical, go with most things and were only £10!!! That's all I have to say.
6. Coloured Fine Tip Pens
These little bad boys got me through my revision over the past couple of months. Their fine tip meant I could write with them and it didn't end up taking up half the page as well as looking neat. Who doesn't love a good bit of stationary?
Yes, I've joined the trend. I've seen adult colouring books popping up all over the place but haven't picked one up, instead I just printed a bunch of random pictures. It's so relaxing to just colour away and if you're anything like me and can't just sit a watch a program or film and need to be doing something with your hands, colouring is perfect as it doesn't take any concentration.
Of course I had to include food favourites. For quite some time now, I have been in love with bananas and I'm always stocked up so that I have a bunch ripening whilst I'm munching away of the already ripe ones. Eat your bananas ripe and spotty people, they are more easily digested!! I love making creamy banana porridge or my new found love of banana nice cream.
Okay, this one may seem a little strange, but I potatoes have become kind of an obsession. More specifically, oil free potato wedges (aka my most eaten meal over the past few months).